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HS Baseball Strike Zone All definitions are from the NFHS Rule Book The “Slot” is the recommended position Every pitch has a verbal call, EXCEPT a swinging.

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1 HS Baseball Strike Zone All definitions are from the NFHS Rule Book The “Slot” is the recommended position Every pitch has a verbal call, EXCEPT a swinging strike

2 20 second clock starts Batter Has 20 seconds to get ready to hit the ball seconds8 seconds12 seconds16 seconds Longer than you thought! 20 seconds If the batter is NOT ready after 20 seconds After the pitcher is ready to pitch Use the penalty only if required A strike is called on the batter Penalty

3 17” 8 ½” 12” 8 ½” Black Edging is 1” Plate Dimensions Section 2 – BASES,PLATES The Plate is 17” wide The back of the plate is where the foul line connect The black edging is NOT considered part of the plate The plate is 17” long, with ½ being at a 45° angle

4 Softball Batters Box ’ 10’ 8’ 5” Catcher’s Box 10 feet x 8 feet 5 inches Batter's Box 3 feet x 7 feet 3’ 4’

5 knees Midway STRIKE ZONE The strike zone is the space over home plate, the top of which is halfway between the batter’s shoulders and waistline, and the bottom being the knees when the batter assumes a natural batting stance. Strike Zone NFHS Rules 2-35 Width of home plate is 17”. 25 inches wide Any part of the ball passing through the strike zone in flight shall be constituted a strike. The umpire shall determine the batter’s strike zone according to the batter’s usual stance when swinging at a pitch. Official Strike Zone Diameter of the baseball is approximately 3”. There is 1” of black edging. The effective width of the strike zone is 25”

6 STRIKE ZONE The strike zone is the space over home plate, the top of which is halfway between the batter’s shoulders and waistline, and the bottom being the knees when the batter assumes a natural batting stance. NFHS Rules inches wide SEE STRIKES The umpire shall determine the batter’s strike zone according to the batter’s usual stance when swinging at a pitch. The “Real” Strike Zone CALL STRIKES

7 The “Real” Strike Zone STRIKE ZONE …. assumes a natural batting stance When the batter swings.. he moves but the strike zone stays the same. The strike zone did not change … the batter moved !

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